"Drain the swamp" is a fantastic political slogan. It conjures images of clearing out reptiles and other slimy creatures from their smelly, muddy homes, and then getting rid of the smell and the mud. It doubles though as an allusion to the fact that the District of Columbia was built on an actual swamp, back … Continue reading From swamp to cess pool
Mike Pence is, ultimately, a decent human being. Now, there are a lot of people who disagree with his politics or his faith that may think otherwise, but they are wrong. Those disagreements are perfectly valid, since Pence's own politics place him on the edge of the bubble of what most Americans consider acceptable. But … Continue reading Sympathy for Mike Pence?
Every day, with almost every Tweet he sends, Donald Trump brings the United States down a notch in the eyes of the rest of the world. Our standing is below Germany, below China, almost below Russia. And this was all based on polls taken before Trump referred to many of them as "shitholes". (Does anyone … Continue reading Kim Jong-Un wins the gold!
To a large portion of the evangelical wing of the Republican Party, if you don't agree with them politically, then you are not a good Christian. Nevermind that the bulk of their political positions are at direct odds with the life and teachings of Christ, since it is politics first with those people. Confused? Read … Continue reading Is Trump mentally unfit? Depends
To understand how the media in this country treats candidates differently, look at how they cover their eating habits. For a prime example, let's compare Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, and their apparent liking of the most popular restaurant in America: McDonald's. Like Trump now, Clinton was seen as having a bit of a "battle … Continue reading Big McMedia and presidents
It is illegal to give people cash to vote for a candidate in the United States. But there is an exception. "Vote for me and I will put money in your pocket, because I will cut your taxes" is a perfectly legal method of purchasing your ballot. And that's all it really is. Because we … Continue reading Keep This In Mind: Legal vote buying
While little of this is a direct reference to President Trump, any similarities between these examples and him are purely intentional. Populism, by its very definition, is aimed at getting the largest number of people as possible to agree with a candidate, without actually saying anything. By using just the right language in just the … Continue reading The fine art of populism